Teaching at Southern

May 2020, The Center for Teaching Excellence

Message from the CTE Director

As we navigate new vocabulary (remote instruction, asynchronous/synchronous, social distancing, Zoom bombing), intermittent internet and the myriad of challenges of working from home (with children), the CTE is here to support you. Our office is busy creating a smorgasbord of resources to enable you to make the best of this "new normal." Check out the many resources listed below, on our website, or reach out to us for one-on-one assistance. We are here for you. Relax! Breathe!

Debbie Walker, Interim Director

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Getting Started with Folio for Faculty - Folio course has been renamed the CTE Guide to Teaching Online.

This new name reflects the purpose of this Folio resource. For more specific guidance, best practices in online course design and delivery, as well as recommended tools and tutorials, review the CTE Guide for Teaching Online. The materials in this course are designed for faculty at all levels of online teaching expertise, from novice to expert. If you are locked out, contact the CTE at cte@georgiasouthern.edu.

Teaching Online Courses (TOC) Program

Want to learn about teaching online? The TOC Program is designed to provide you with the guidance you need to feel competent and confident in your online teaching.

TOC Dates: May 25 - June 28 (5 weeks)

Design Practicum: July 13-August 2 (3 weeks)

Deadline: May 15, Friday

For more information and to register, visit our TOC Program page.

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) Program

Have you been teaching online for a while? Ready for a fresh look at your course? Experienced online instructors are invited to register for the Quality Matters® (QM) online workshop "Improving Your Online Course" (IYOC).

IYOC Dates: May 26, Tuesday - June 15, Monday (3 weeks)

Deadline: May 18, Monday

For more information and to register, visit our IYOC Program page.

Open Educational Resources

As we move forward planning remote courses for summer terms, as well as face the uncertainty concerning the fall semester, now may be the time to consider Open Educational Materials for your courses. These materials can make transitioning from face-to-face to online easier, and they also help ease the financial burden for your students.

Register for the workshop How to Find and Use OER for Your Online Course May 4 from 4-5 PM.

Check out Library Guides - No Cost Low Cost Options for Courses

Contact Nikki Rech: dcannonrech@georgiasouthern.edu for more information.

Recommended Readings

Arpita Saha, Academic Excellence Award

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Science and Mathematics

Jacque Kelly, Teaching Award

Associate Professor

Department of Geology and Geography

College of Science and Mathematics

Newly Added Workshops

All CTE workshops and events are now being conducted remotely. Register below using the "Register for CTE Events" button. Links will be emailed the morning of the workshop.

Evidence-Based Teaching Badge

Strategies & Tools for Asynchronous Group Work
May 1, Friday 11 AM-12 PM

How to Find and Use OER for Your Online Course

May 4, Monday 4-5 PM

Professional Planning & Growth Badge

Maintaining Your Mental Health During Quarantine

May 11, Monday 1-2 PM

Facilitating Your Online Class Q&A

May 12, Tuesday 1:30-2:30 PM

Being A Socially-Just Leader on Campus

May 22, Friday 10-11 AM

Practicing Self-Compassion: A Well-Being Framework

June 4, Thursday 10-11 AM

Teaching with Technology Badge

Designing for Large Groups Online
May 26, Tuesday 10-11 AM
June 26, Friday 2-3 PM

Folio: Build a Learning Module

May 29, Friday 10-11 AM
June 10, Wednesday 10-11 AM

Folio: Gradebook

May 12, Tuesday 3-4 PM
June 18, Thursday 2-3 PM

Creating Videos in Folio Courses

April 30, Thursday 2-3 PM

May 21, Thursday 11 AM-12 PM

June 23, Thursday 2-3 PM

Showcase Learning with Google Sites

April 30, Thursday 10-11 AM
CTE Pass the Book Challenge Spring 2020

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